East Ramapo Student Stabbed On School Bus

Clarkstown police report two students injured in incident involving a pocket knife


Clarkstown Police report two students from the East Ramapo School District were injured in an incident involving a pocket knife on a school bus. The incident on Wednesday, Nov. 7 occurred at about 2:40 p.m. when one student reportedly used a pocket knife to stab another student in the back. Both were injured, one with a puncture wound in the back and the other with a cut on the hand.

The two, who are both under 12 years old, were taken to the hospital. The student with the puncture wound was admitted and hospitalized overnight. The suspect was treated and released. The stabbing occurred as the bus carrying them home from the BOCES School in Haverstraw traveled through Clarkstown near Addison Boyce Drive.  The driver pulled the bus over and called police.

The suspect was issued a Family Court appearance ticket that is equal to an second degree assault charge, a felony, if it were committed by an adult.

Maria Singh November 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
A child younger than 12 years of age carrying a pocket knife to school? WHY??? Yes, it is a serious crime. He could kill someone with that knife.
Bradley Jensen November 14, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Poor parenting and environment. The children involved should be charged as adults. The Judge who made that decision for an appearence ticket must be pulled from the bench. Attempted murder to me on both sides.
Eric D November 14, 2012 at 03:27 PM
He's under 12 for crying out loud! And if they're coming from BOCES at that age, he's also disabled. Get a clue.
Odd Job November 14, 2012 at 05:32 PM
You think one disabled chilld shanked another disabled child? I don't.
Rob November 19, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Ed D....Do you have kids ? Certainly kids at that age know what is right and wrong. So sad....Lucky nobody died..That kid seriously needs help. His family environment probably sucks.


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